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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Trini killed during attack in Kenya
Government is working with its Africa missions and CAL to return home the body of T&T national Ravindra Ramrattan who was killed in the terrorist attack at Westgate Mall, Kenya, last Saturday, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Roodal Moonilal said yesterday, He said Government learned of Ramrattan’s death on Sunday after bodies were being taken out of the area under attack and efforts were on to identify victims. Other victims were from India, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, South Africa, China, Holland, the US and New Zealand.
Moonilal said Ramrattan, a relative of former minister Manohar Ramsaran, had been working with the World Bank Development Centre. “He was well loved in the organisation,” he added. He said no other T&T-born victims have been discovered so far. “We are truly saddened by what has occurred and we are giving all support to Ravindra’s family in this tragedy of the highest order. We are liaising with all our representatives at our Africa missions to deal with the situation,” Moonilal added. He said Government had been networking with its missions in Africa and also using British assistance to ensure Ramrattan’s body leaves Nairobi. CAL is also involved in the effort to airlift the body home,
Moonilal said the situation took a little time to organise but would be done as quickly as possibly. He said the Government was closely monitoring the events in Kenya with a view to ascertaining if other T&T nationals were among victims or wounded. Moonilal said he was scheduled to visit Ramrattan’s family at Munroe Road last night. He said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had issued a message of condolence.
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